BETHESDA, MdThe National Cancer Institute (NCI) has earmarked
$30 million for use over the next 5 years to support a group of
projects that will unite research scientists and community leaders in
efforts to address disparities in national cancer rates among
minorities and other underserved groups.
The community-based programs will implement cancer awareness
activities, support minority enrollment in clinical trials, and
encourage minority scientists to participate in cancer research.
The new effort, called the Special Populations Networks for Cancer
Awareness Research and Training, replaces and expands two earlier
efforts now drawing to a closethe 1989 National Black
Leadership Initiative on Cancer and the 1992 Hispanic and Appalachian